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Vol. 4  Issue 9

Health Concerns Related to Computer Use

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he widespread use of computers has been causing health concerns. Computer users should be proactive andminimize their chance of health complications. This article discusses computer health risks and preventions.

Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon due to repeated motion or stress on that tendon.Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is inflammation of the nerve that connects the forearm to the palm of the hand. Repeated and/or forceful bending RSIs are of the wrist can A repetitive strain the causetendonitis injury (RSI) is an or CTS. Common largest injury or disorder of symptoms linked jobthe joints, nerves, to tendonitis of muscles, ligaments related the wrist include or tendons. RSIs are extremepain injury and the largest jobthat extends related injury and illness from the illness problem in the forearm to the problem U.S. today. OSHA hand, along with in the (Occupational Safety a tinglingfeeling and Health U.S. in the fingers. Administration) has Some symptoms today. guidelines designed of CTS include to minimize or numbness and prevent workplace injuries tingling in the thumb and withrespect to computer first two fingers, and a usage. Computer-related burning pain when the RSIs include tendonitis and nerve is compressed. carpal tunnel syndrome. (Continued on next page)

GROUPMEETING The next meeting of the Health Bits Group will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Glenview Recreation Center (440 Cedar Street) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A deli luncheon will be served. Theguest speaker, Sean Riverton, will discuss how to keep our environment healthy. MEMBER DISCOUNTS Beginning May 1, Health Bits Group members are entitled to a 10 percent discount on regular priceproducts at these stores: Office Warehouse, Simply Nutrition, and The Sports Center. To receive the discount, show your Health Bits Group membership card at the time of purchase. NEXT ISSUE Next month’s...
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